The Tour of Merseyside is coming
The six race format will be as follows…
Southport Half Marathon - 13.1 miles
Sunday, June 28th Start time 9.00am
Victoria Park, Southport, PR8 2BZ
The Tour kicks off at the Southport Half Marathon. The Tour is joining forces with this new event staged by Vital Events and is using their race to get things off to a fast start. Tour runners will simply be using the Southport Half Marathon as a starting point and other runners will be involved who are running the half marathon independently of the Tour. 13 miles done.
Thurstaston Multi-Terrain - 6 miles
Monday, June 29th Start time 7.00pm
Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral, Merseyside
The Tour moves across to Wirral with a six mile challenge over track, beach, hill and dale! If anyone has taken part in the original Thurstaston race then you will know what this one is all about. The race starts on the caravan site roadway at the bottom of Station Road and finishes on the common overlooking the Dee Estuary – a great location to recover! That’s 19 miles completed.
Sustrans Cycle Trail - 10 miles
Tuesday, June 30th Start time 7.00pm
Walton Hall Park Car Park, Blackthorne Rd Entrance, Liverpool L9 1HZ
A flat and fast course along what is known locally as ‘The Ralla’ - an old railway path which is now a very popular cycle path used by many of the local community. This leg will push your Tour mileage up to 29 and counting.
Wednesday – No race
Raging Red Bull 5 - 5 miles
Thursday, July 2nd Start time 7.00pm
Otterspool Drive, Liverpool L17 5AL
Starting on the grassed area by the Red Bull monument runners will head north along the prom, as far as the Britannia Pub where there will be a structured u-turn to bring runners back to complete the 5 mile leg.
It's flat and fast, as long as your legs and lungs are up to it!.
34 miles chalked up.
Knowsley Cross Country - 6 miles
Friday, July 3rd Start time 7.00pm
Stadt Moers Park, off Pottery Ln, Whiston, Prescot L35 3RG
Now is the time to dig in as the pressure builds over a six mile cross country course at Stadt Moers Park. Another great venue for spectators who can get close up to the action over a two lap course. 40 miles! How are your legs??
Wirral Coastal Run - 12 miles
Saturday, July 4th Start time 10.00am
Coastal Dr, Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 3PZ
Well here we are. The final 12 miles over flat terrain along the north Wirral coast line. Starting in New Brighton the race starts at the end of King’s Parade and heads toward Hoylake before turning round to head for home for the final time. This 12 mile stretch will give you the full 52 miles over the week.
As you head towards the finish line how are you feeling? Elated…?